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Concordia, the game about leading a Roman dynasty, is getting a digital version

RAM wasn’t built in a day.

Establish an ancient trading monopoly and garner influence with the gods in Concordia digital, a video game version of the empire management board game.

Set during the height of the Roman Empire, the digital board game version of Concordia sees players controlling an ambitious dynasty. There is wealth to be had in trading and expanding into the colonies, so players must devise strategies to grow their reach across the Mediterranean to take full advantage of its riches. The app version of Concordia includes a single-player mode - where players can challenge an AI - as well as local and online multiplayer modes to support a group of human players.

Concordia digital also features cross-play capabilities, meaning that players on PC can challenge those using the mobile - iOS and Android - and Nintendo Switch versions as well. Additional maps and video game versions of the original game’s expansions are on the way, with release dates and retail prices yet to be confirmed.

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The tabletop version of Concordia has two to five players establishing trade networks to gain enough wealth and power to appease the gods themselves. Every player begins the game with a set of cards that allow them to perform various actions, such as sailing to a new colony, producing resources or trading those resources. The cards are worth victory points at the end of the game, meaning that players are incentivised to keep at least some of them.

Players can also gain more cards by purchasing them from the game board’s various cities, granting them more actions and possible victory points. Whichever player has the most victory points by the end of the game wins. Considered one of the best board games of the modern era, Concordia has both a three to five-player mode and a two to four-player mode, with the game board flipping to show the different maps.

Mac Gerdts is the creator of the original Concordia - otherwise known for designing other historical board games such as Navegador and Imperial - with publisher PD-Verlag being responsible for releasing it back in 2013.

Concordia: Digital Edition screenshot cards

The digital version of Concordia was developed by Acram Digital - the studio behind tabletop adaptations of legacy game Charterstone: Digital Edition and Eight-Minute Empire - and Mobo Studio, which is also the company responsible for publishing it.

Concordia: Digital Edition is set to be released in Q3 2021, with a retail price yet to be announced.

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Alex Meehan: After writing for Kotaku UK, Waypoint and Official Xbox Magazine, Alex became a member of the Dicebreaker editorial family. Having been producing news, features, previews and opinion pieces for Dicebreaker for the past three years, Alex has had plenty of opportunity to indulge in her love of meaty strategy board games and gothic RPGS. Besides writing, Alex appears in Dicebreaker’s D&D actual play series Storybreakers and haunts the occasional stream on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel.
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